Smart Attachment Style Test
Based on the work of Dr. Judith A. Feeney, Ph.D.
Attachment styles are one of the most important concepts in psychology. According to attachment theory, the way we adapt to caregivers while young leaves a lasting effect on the way we approach relationships in adulthood.
The claims of attachment theory are backed by longitudinal studies made by both psychologists and biologists. Figuring out your attachment style can help you realize why the kind of partners you meet always seem to carry with them the same type of problems.
What is your attachment style? For each of the following statements, indicate how well it applies to you below.
Question 1 of 24
I often feel stressed, hurt, or angry when it’s time for my partner and me to part ways for a couple of hours or days, even if there is no rational reason for me to do so.
The IDRlabs 7 Minute Attachment Style Test (IDR-7MAST) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-7MAST is based on the work of Dr. Judith A. Feeney, Ph.D., Dr. Patricia Noller, Ph.D., and Dr. Mary Hanrahan, Ph.D., who created the Attachment Style Questionnaire (ASQ). The IDR-7MAST is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology or any affiliated research institutions.
The IDRlabs 7 Minute Attachment Style Test was informed by the ASQ as published in Feeney, Judith; Noller, Patricia; Hanrahan, Mary, 1994. In assessing adult attachment. In M. B. Sperling & W. H. Berman (Eds.), Attachment in adults: Clinical and developmental perspectives (pp. 128-152). New York: Guilford Press; Feeney, J. A., & Noller, P. (1990). Attachment style as a predictor of adult romantic relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 58(2), 281–291; Feeney, J. A., Noller, P., & Hanrahan, M. (1994). Attachment Style Questionnaire (ASQ). APA PsycTests.
The work of Dr. Feeney, Dr. Noller, and Dr. Hanrahan has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the ASQ, for clinical use especially by qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs 7 Minute Attachment Style Test are independent of the above researchers, therapists, authors, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.
The 7 Minute Attachment Style Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of relationship patterns, which may include early and adult attachment styles. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your attachment style. Therefore, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive mental health assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.
As the publishers of this free online 7 Minute Attachment Style test, which allows you to screen yourself for the indications of having an anxious and/or avoidant attachment style, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting this test to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present 7 Minute Attachment Style Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.